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cymbidium

[ sim-bid-ee-uhm ]
/ sɪmˈbɪd i əm /
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noun
any of various orchids of the genus Cymbidium, native to Asia and Australia, having long clusters of numerous showy, variously colored flowers.
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Origin of cymbidium

1799; <New Latin <Greek kýmb(ē) (see cymbiform) + -idion-idium
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British Dictionary definitions for cymbidium

cymbidium
/ (sɪmˈbɪdɪəm) /

noun plural -diums
a genus, Cymbidium, of subtropical and tropical orchids native to Australia and Asia, having boat-shaped showy flowers

Word Origin for cymbidium

C19: from Latin cymba boat
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